Project Planning and Control

    Unit code: EPM5610 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Online Real Time
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney


    The Project Planning and Control unit will review the development process of a project from its inception through to feasibility and commencement. Design documentation and life cycle planning will be addressed. Theoretical frameworks for planning and managing the project management process will be critiqued. Project control and cost planning, financial control, time management and other scheduling techniques will be applied to practical scenarios.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Articulate and implement advanced project management concepts and methods to enable students to plan and control a project;
    2. Design and present a project management plan for the successful delivery of a complex project;
    3. Adapt and implement scheduling techniques to facilitate effective project planning and control; and
    4. Investigate and appraise key project evaluation monitoring and control techniques and justify their importance in bringing projects to successful completion.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 40%
    Group Project (including Progress Report as early assessment - 5%)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    Assessment type: Case Study
    Grade: 40%
    Written Submission (2000 words approx)

    Required reading

    A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
    (PMBOK® GUIDE) (2017)| Project Management Institute
    A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
    (PMBOK® GUIDE) (2021)| Project Management Institute

    As part of a course

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